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QA/QC Manager :: Upslope Brewing Company (Boulder, CO)

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  • QA/QC Manager :: Upslope Brewing Company (Boulder, CO)


    Reports to: Director of Brewing Operations


    The QA/QC Manager is responsible for the general oversight and development of the Quality Department at Upslope Brewing Company. An important part of the Production team, the QA/QC Manager collects, monitors and analyzes data, designs and implements controls and ensures quality of product from raw material, through production and into the market.


    Collect, monitor and file fermentation data in proper software
    Perform yeast analysis including cell counts and pitch analysis
    Conduct thorough microbiological analysis using various lab equipment
    Perform water testing as needed
    Set and perform quality control checks through all production processes
    Collect quantifiable, post-production data
    Follow up on all field quality incident reports and perform necessary testing on available samples
    Maintain a validated tasting panel to produce quantifiable sensory data on produced beer
    Provide educational tastings within Upslope departments on off-flavor recognition
    Manage lab interns and internship programs
    Build SOPs for all current lab procedures and tests
    Create new SOPs for new procedures, tests, and quality checkpoints


    2 weeks of Paid Time Off in your first year with a generous increase each year of employment
    7 Paid holidays per year
    Health Insurance available with significant employer contribution
    Employer Paid Dental/Vision Insurance
    401(k) with 3% company match
    RTD EcoPass
    Employer reimbursed professional development opportunities
    Beer and Merchandise perks
    Discounts and Pro deals on outdoor equipment and activities
    And more


    Previous experience in QA/QC and/or the brewing industry is highly preferred
    Must be able to make independent, executive decisions regarding quality of product
    Must possess excellent communication skills
    You will be working with every department in the brewery (brewers, cellar, packaging, shipping, marketing, PR, tap room, sales, etc.)
    Must be proficient in Excel, Word and Powerpoint
    Must be able to organize and analyze a variety of data
    Ability to use all equipment and software associated with QA/QC Department


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for 8 or more hours per day in the lab or walking through the production facility. Occasional light lifting, climbing, reaching may occur and communication with others is key to this role.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Employee will most likely spend ample time in the laboratory and production areas where temperatures, moisture and noise levels will vary often.

    >> HOW TO APPLY <<

    Complete a job application and send your resume and cover letter to – subject line should read “QA/QC Manager: Your Name”. If you are a viable candidate we will contact you.

    *Please Note: This Job Description is neither definitive nor restrictive and may be modified to meet changing needs.